Vimeo is a great place of filming enthusiasts to showcase and share their creations, and one can easily get lost in the torrent of wonderful videos available for viewing on the site. With apps galore on most of today’s common platforms, Vimeo has introduced an app for those on the Xbox 360. There are, however, one or two pesky little caveats – the main issue being that you will need to be a paid Xbox LIVE subscriber in order to enjoy the new Vimeo offering.
Microsoft is keen to tie as much of its user base down to an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription as possible, and as with other streaming apps like Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus and others, you will need that Gold membership to catch up with Vimeo on your Xbox 360 console.
Incase you’ve been in hiding over the past two or so years, the Xbox 360 is steadily being transitioned into an all-round entertainment package aside from just being a gaming entity, and the Vimeo app offers even more options at the disposal of those whom enjoying their streaming services.
You can utilize your standard controller as well as Kinect voice and gesture controls in order to browse through content, and the app also allows you to check out which videos have caught the interest of your Xbox LIVE buddies.
If you are subscribed to Xbox LIVE Gold, then all you need to do is fire up your Xbox 360, and download the brand new app. If you’re not a Gold subscriber, you perhaps ought to think about investing in the service, which brings many benefits aside from the availability of the aforementioned apps. For example, the Gold membership allows you to play against your friends online, and whilst one can have plenty of fun playing locally, the Xbox LIVE Gold unlocks a world of like-minded gaming fans waiting in the wings to test your abilities.
If you’re simply not planning on getting Gold anytime soon, it’s not as though you cannot enjoy Vimeo on other platforms. A version for iOS was released only last week, and various set-top boxes – including Apple TV – all support the wonderful, cultured network that is Vimeo.